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Register Now | 2nd Annual Clinical Trials Symposium

Join us on Friday, November 4 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. for our second annual Clinical Research Symposium.

This year’s topic is “Clinical Research in Lung Cancer – a Personalized Approach to Cancer Care.”

RSVP is required. Learn more and register for the event here.


Covenant Health Purchases Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville

Thompson Proton Center becomes part of Covenant Health’s Comprehensive Oncology Services

Covenant Health, the area’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, is pleased to announce the purchase of Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville, adding a new treatment option to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, the health system’s robust oncology service line. The acquisition, which affects only the Knoxville location of the Provision CARES Cancer Network, is effective July 19.  Learn more here.  


We are more than a world-class cancer center. We are a cancer survival center, where leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. Our network of cancer care providers, including those in our own medical oncology, hematology, and gynecologic oncology practice, Thompson Oncology Group, are supported by a team of patient navigators, oncology pharmacists, dietitians, genetics counselors, clinical trial specialists, physicists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and counselors who are all here to treat and beat cancer.

In addition to the original downtown Knoxville location, comprehensive Thompson facilities are located in West Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Sevierville. Thompson Oncology Group also has clinics and services in Lenoir City, Blount, Harriman, and within the Morristown Regional Cancer Center. 

For more information about the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, call (865) 331-1678.

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Medical Oncology / Hematology Referrals

To refer a patient to Thompson Oncology Group call (865) 331-2060 or download and complete our  New Patient Referral Form and send via Fax to (865) 374-2083.   Visit the Thompson Oncology Group website For Providers page to learn more. 

New Patient Paperwork:

Are you a new Thompson Oncology Group patient? Save time at your appointment and complete your new patient paperwork in advance. Click here to download your forms.   Visit the Thompson Oncology Group website For Patients page to learn more.


To help keep you safe from coronavirus (COVID-19),  telehealth visits are available. Learn more.

Click HERE for a recap of the First Annual Clinical Trials Symposium

Hosted by Thompson Cancer Survival Center on October 29, 2021.  

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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Thompson Cancer Survival Center offers comprehensive medical specialties at our hospitals, outpatient centers and physician clinics.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

Patient Resources

Patients are the most important people at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Use the quick links below to conveniently access your information, register for a class or event, or find a physician.

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Thompson Cancer Survival Center News

  • A Tactical Battle for Life

    Partial breast radiation gives cancer patients a winning edge Meetups with family and friends, camping and kayaking, riding a bike to new adventures on a wide-open road.  Theresa Tunnell is busy, and for a good reason.  Making the most of every day is something Tunnell became passionate about during cancer treatment earlier this year at […]

  • A Wing and a Prayer

    Veteran Beats Prostate Cancer with Help from Proton Therapy “I remember it like it was yesterday.” James Cook, Knoxville resident and U.S. Army veteran, remembers the day he received his prostate cancer diagnosis. He was devastated. “I just about broke down in tears. My first thought was ‘why me?’ I started packing my bags, both […]

  • Welcome Esha Cannon, DO

    Esha Cannon, DO “My favorite part of being an oncologist is building a relationship with my patients. I’m passionate about advocating for them. I want my patients to know that they are not just a number. I partner with them to develop an individualized care plan.”  Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology […]

  • “More Good Years”

    Man Beats Prostate Cancer after Treatment from Proton Therapy Center After surviving a heart attack in his early forties, Mike Dresel knew not to take his good health for granted. That’s why when he received a prostate cancer diagnosis in his sixties, he dove head-first into researching proton therapy so he could make an informed […]

  • Covenant Health Foundations Receive $30,000 in Grants from American Cancer Society

    The grants will go towards transportation and lodging costs for cancer patients.

  • Summer of Protons

    Retired Business Man on His Way to Being Cancer-Free After Treatment at Thompson Proton Center Kevin Murphy, a retired hotel and travel executive, spent time traveling between Knoxville and his North Carolina home during summer 2022, which he coins, “The Summer of the Protons.” After receiving proton therapy at Thompson Proton Center for prostate cancer, […]

  • Share Your Story

    Inspire Others. Ignite Hope. Share Your Story.  Have you had a great experience with the team at Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Thompson Oncology Group, Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center, or Thompson Proton Center? Would you be willing to share your story to inspire, encourage, and spread hope to other cancer patients? If so, please complete the […]

  • Thompson Proton Center Tours

    Elite Technology, Close to Home As the ONLY proton therapy center in our region, we’re proud to offer the latest technology and treatment methods to patients across East Tennessee and beyond. Learn about proton therapy here.  Seeing is Believing We offer weekly tours of our state-of-the-art facility. You’ll learn about the history and science of […]

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